CCLG is a certified member of The Information Standard, NHS England's accreditation scheme for health and social care information for the public.
The Information Standard is a certification programme for all organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the public. Any organisation achieving The Information Standard has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date. Organisations that adopt the Information Standard are demonstrating their commitment to trustworthy health and care information as well as providing assurances of the quality of their internal processes.
Any organisation displaying The Information Standard mark on their printed and online information has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear, accurate and up to date. Many leading information producers such as NHS trusts, local authorities and charities are already members of the programme.
CCLG chose to apply to be a member of The Information Standard because we know there’s a huge amount of cancer-related health and social care information available – some reliable, some not. We want children and young people and their families and friends to know that our information is reliable and trustworthy.
To become certified, we have proved that we have processes in place to make sure our health and social care information is accurate, accessible, impartial, balanced and well-written.
Now that we are certified, we can put The Information Standard quality mark (logo) on our information material. This shows the reader that the information is trustworthy and reliable.
What CCLG information material is covered by The Information Standard?
The scope of our accreditation covers all our our publications for patients and families, Contact magazine, and much of the information on our website, particularly in the 'About Childhood Cancer' section.
The videos in our film library, and user-generated information (for example blogs and personal experience pages) is exluded from the scope of our certification. Look for The Information Standard quality mark (logo) on our materials.
Healthcare information is any resource designed to help the reader understand the clinical side of cancer (eg treatment, side effects, long-term effects) and the options available to them, and to help them make choices regarding these.
Social care information is any material designed to help the reader understand how cancer might affect other areas of their life (eg school, work, social life, finances) and the options available to them, and to help them make choices regarding these.